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Jose Bautista felt no pain, but he could feel a tendon slipping and sliding in his left wrist. A specialist in Cleveland confirmed his suspicion.
The Toronto Blue Jays slugger will undergo season-ending surgery next week to stabilize the tendon. He is expected to be ready to resume full baseball activities well before spring training.
“There’s just too much instability in that tendon,” Bautista said. “It got to the point where risking injuring the tendon was not worth it. So that’s why we’re opting to do it now. That way I have plenty of time to be ready for spring training and the season.”